Parents and Grandparents Program vs. Super Visa—What is the difference?

Credit to Author: Asheesh Moosapeta| Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 12:00:34 +0000

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) allows parents and grandparents of Canadian permanent residents and citizens to immigrate to Canada, and experience the benefits of permanent residence (PR) and even citizenship; though it is less available than the Super Visa, due to its lottery system selection process, and once-a-year availability. Sponsor your family for Canadian […]

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Saskatchewan holds largest draw of 2022 and Ontario invites 680 Masters Graduate Stream candidates in this week’s PNP results

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:00:37 +0000

Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia have released results for their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) this week. Most Canadian provinces and territories (with the exception of Quebec and Nunavut) operate their own PNPs. Through these programs, interested candidates may be invited to apply for a provincial nomination. Although provincial nomination is not in itself the […]

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IRCC announces Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Expansion

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 12:00:56 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced an expansion to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) at a press conference in Timmins on August 26. The RNIP is an immigration pathway that works directly with select communities in rural Canada to attract global talent and fill gaps in local labour markets. The expansion includes measures such […]

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Sean Fraser provides update on Canada’s immigration system

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 16:22:51 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, spoke in Vancouver on August 24 about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) ongoing work to reduce application backlogs, improve client experience and address labour shortages. As an immediate measure, IRCC has announced that it will have hired up to 1,250 new employees by late fall in order to speed […]

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How to study in Canada as an Indian student

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 05:00:46 +0000

According to a recent study by the Canadian Bureau of International Education, Canada is a top choice for international students due to its reputation as a safe, stable, and tolerant country in addition to the quality of its educational institutions. This is especially true for Indian students who often choose Canada as a destination to […]

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BREAKING: Sean Fraser provides update on Canada’s immigration system

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 16:22:51 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, spoke in Vancouver today about Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canadas (IRCC) ongoing work to reduce application backlogs, improve client experience and address labour shortages. As an immediate measure, IRCC has announced that it will have hired up to 1,250 new employees by late fall in order to speed up processing […]

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Canadian government provides update on immigration and passport task force

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 12:00:35 +0000

On June 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a task force to evaluate service standards for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), passport applications and Canada’s airports. This task force was in response to what he deemed to be “unacceptable” backlogs in these services. At the time, IRCC had a backlog of […]

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Waterloo Region immigration report outlines experiences and challenges faced by new arrivals

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 12:00:06 +0000

Every two years, the Waterloo Region conducts a survey of immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, and their families to gain insight into their experiences settling into the Waterloo region after moving to Canada. The survey provides a snapshot of the contributions newcomers make to the region, as well as the struggles and difficulties that […]

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Premiers make recommendations for improvements to immigration

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:00:13 +0000

Attracting and retaining skilled foreign workers was one of the main topics at a recent Premiers Meeting in Victoria, British Columbia. Canada’s unemployment rate stands at a historically low 4.9% and as a result, the country is facing a shortage of labour. The shortage is due in large part to many of Canada’s aging workers […]

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Ontario wants more immigration powers: What does this mean for the rest of Canada?

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 12:00:28 +0000

The Toronto Star reports that Ontario Premier Doug Ford plans to ask the federal government for more control over immigrant selection to help the province address its historic labour shortages. Ontario’s immigration minister, Monte McNaughton, said in an interview that hundreds of thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Ontario and it is costing the […]

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